Recreate the soundtrack to Lydia's summer by checking out some of the bands featured in the show.
Recreate the soundtrack to Lydia's summer by checking out some of the bands featured in PUSH.
October 2009 marked the release of Careful Love, the new album from Brooklyn-based troubadour Tim Williams. Following up 2007's acclaimed coffeehouse gem, When Work Is Done, Williams has now hung up his acoustic guitar and has returned with his most assertive recording to date, reinventing himself in 'band' form and unshackling himself from the 'singer-songwriter' stigma. Careful Love is a confirmation of Williams' new outlook on life, musical maturity, and poise.
Hailing from Essex, England the five guys who are JUNK came together in early 2002, blending their various influences from the Foo Fighters and Everclear to Redd Kross, Green Day and Cheap Trick. Having been good mates since school, and playing in different bands in Chelmsford and Colchester since their early teens, it was just a matter of time before they came together as JUNK. Within weeks of recording their initial set of demos, a representative from BMI in London heard their cut Green Hair and sponsored a showcase trip to New York, where they were quickly snapped up by Spirit Music Publishing (Lou Reed, Brian Wilson, Tricky).
My Tiger My Timing
My Tiger My Timing are brother and sister Anna Vincent and James Vincent; Jamie Harrison; Gary Drain; Seb Underhill and Joe Hawley. They formed in 2008 in New Cross, south east London, and were recently CMJ’s Spotlight Artist and NME’s Breakthrough Artist of the week, having been described by Clash magazine as 'alternative pop with a dark heart that’s bursting with desire'. They are currently in the studio recording their debut album – due for release in March 2011 – to be preceded by a single in October 2010.
A.HUMAN hail from Dalston, London, and tell stories about love, the damned, the strange and everything in between. Vintage keyboards punctuate soaring triggered samples whilst rolling drums form an epic backdrop to wry and amusing lyrics. They draw influence from the disco soul of DFA and thoughtful dance music of New Order, through to the art school originality of Talking Heads and lo-fi electronica of Arthur Russell. Their universally highly praised live performances are as chaotic and unpredictable as they are exceptionally refreshing and thrilling.
Sprouting from bonafide rock star roots, hotly tipped London based DJ and Producer Jozif has been immersed in music and inspiration his whole life. Following a number of years DJing across the UK, Jozif’s forays into production began in 2005, and after taking time out from his hectic schedule in 2009 to focus on honing his sound, the highly passionate, gregarious and wildly talented artist has hit the ground running in 2010, set to make big waves.
Featuring the bluesy, soulful sound of vocalist Rosa Birgitta Isfeld, Icelandic duo Feldberg create music that is a combination of electronic, acoustic, folk and percussion elements, whilst maintaining a pop sensibility. "If Daft Punk were human, this is what they would sound like." XYZ Magazine
A sound best described with colours and shapes, Hyetal brings his music to life with vibrant synths and powerful rhythms. Hyetal has had an incredible period of sustained hype around his productions in the last year. With continual rotation on Mary Anne Hobbes' Radio 1 show and a track featured on her Wild Angels compilation, Hyetal’s gossamer touch on the new wave of bass music has worked its magic on a growing army of fans.
Union Sound Set
Boasting a new line-up, a new sense of purpose and a new album destined to blow the roof off 2010, London’s Union Sound Set rise from the still flaming ashes of hotly tipped soar-rockers Prego. Having completed tours with the likes of The Boxer Rebellion, The Stills, Red Light Company, People In Planes and Fightstar last year, the band took on new guitarist Dan Best and drummer Alex Walker, and set about recording their incredible debut album ‘Start Stop’, due for release in October on Mighty Atom and produced by Manics and Spiritualized knob-twiddler Guy Massey.
The phrase 'Britain's best kept secret' gets used to described a lot of new bands – usually wildly inaccurately, for bands who have yet to play outside their rehearsal rooms in Hoxton. Yet how else are Rubylux to be labeled? Here, after all, is a remarkable band who have already released their own live DVD; who have a thriving official fanclub, with an ever growing number of subscribers; who are one of the few Western bands to have toured Vietnam; whose songs have been played on Heroes and Neighbours; and whose spontaneous Street Gigs earned them enough money to fund recording their debut album with James Sanger, producer of Madonna, U2 and Manic Street Preachers.